Cost of Solar Panels

How Falling Prices in China Can Benefit You

If you’re drawn to the open road and the sense of adventure it brings, we have some intriguing news about the cost of solar panels that could make your travels even more enjoyable.

In this article, we’ll be exploring:

  • Current Solar Market Trends: How an increase in polysilicon production is leading to historic lows in the cost of solar panels.
  • How Motorhome Solar is Responding: Our approach to these market trends and how we aim to bring the best value to our customers.
  • The Impact of Market Conditions: An exploration of the global oversupply of solar modules and what it means for consumers.
  • Future Price Predictions: What the potential future holds for the cost of solar panels.
  • Sustainability in Solar Energy: The importance of recycling and responsibly disposing of solar panels at the end of their lifespan.
  • Global Renewable Energy Growth: A look at the role of China in global renewable energy growth and what this means for the cost of solar panels.

Motorhome Solar’s Response to Current Solar Market Trends

The cost of solar panels is witnessing a historical low. One indicator, the Chinese Module Marker (CMM), has reached its lowest value ever at $0.173 per Watt. This decrease in prices is primarily driven by an uptick in the production of polysilicon, an essential ingredient in solar panel manufacturing, in China. These price trends could potentially make your transition to solar power more cost-effective. At Motorhome Solar, we’re constantly monitoring these market dynamics, ensuring we can provide the best value to our customers.

The Advantage of Current Market Conditions

Oversupply in the global market – does it ring a bell? This might seem like a challenge for manufacturers, but for our customers, it’s a golden opportunity. An abundance of solar modules in the market, especially in Europe, has led to competitive prices. This downward trend in the cost of solar panels allows us to secure top-notch solar modules at attractive prices, passing on the benefits of these cost reductions to you.

The Potential Future of the Cost of Solar Panels

The future of the cost of solar panels? Well, as with all market predictions, there’s some uncertainty. Some believe that prices may continue to fall, reaching a stable point in the coming months. But the market can be fickle, and fluctuations are part of the game. We’re committed to staying on top of these changes, and we’re continuously monitoring the market landscape to ensure we can offer you the best possible deal at any given time.

More Than Just Monetary Savings

Lower cost of solar panels certainly promise financial savings, but the benefits of going solar don’t end there. When you choose solar power, you are investing in a sustainable future. Every solar panel installed is a step towards reducing our reliance on traditional energy sources and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Sustainability Aspect

At Motorhome Solar, while we’re passionate about promoting the shift to solar power, we understand that it’s equally important to think about what happens at the end of a solar panel’s lifespan. We acknowledge that there’s an increasing global focus on the recycling and responsible disposal of used solar panels.

Currently in New Zealand, options might be limited, but we’re committed to staying informed about international advancements.

We closely follow innovative initiatives, such as the promising developments in France to recycle solar panels, and advocate for similar progress in our region. We have discussed this particular advancement here.

Our aim is not just to provide a sustainable power solution today but to contribute to an ecosystem where every stage of a solar panel’s lifecycle is handled in an environmentally-friendly manner.

Digging Deeper: The Impact on Global Renewable Energy Growth

China’s role in the global solar industry is significant. It contributed 40% of the new solar power added globally in 2022. With such a strong player driving solar power production, the availability and affordability of solar modules are expected to stay favourable for consumers.

For motorhome and caravan owners in New Zealand, this means an ongoing opportunity to switch to more sustainable, cost-effective power solutions for their vehicles.

Key Takeaways

We’ve navigated through a lot of information about the cost of solar panels and its impact on your motorhome and caravan adventures. Here are the essential points to remember:


  • The cost of solar panels is at a historic low, largely driven by an increase in polysilicon production and an oversupply of solar modules in the global market.
  • Motorhome Solar is actively responding to these market trends, capitalising on the opportunity to bring cost-effective solar solutions to our customers.
  • Future price predictions suggest a possible further drop in the cost of solar panels, but the market can be unpredictable.
  • Switching to solar power is about more than just savings – it’s a step towards a sustainable future, reducing reliance on traditional energy sources and decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Recycling solar panels is an important consideration for long-term sustainability. While options in New Zealand are currently limited, we’re following international developments closely and advocating for local solutions.
  • Global renewable energy growth, particularly China’s significant role, means ongoing opportunities to switch to more sustainable, cost-effective power solutions for your motorhomes or caravans.

Considering the Switch to Solar Power?

Motorhome Solar is here to assist. Get in touch with us to consider your possibilities and pinpoint the right solar solution for your motorhome.